Falling behind: The misalignment of secondary school curricula and contemporary society

By Amelia Peterson
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The author outlines the ways in which secondary school curricula reflect an increasingly narrow and non- representative sample of what wider cultures value, and discusses the factors that hold this misalignment in place. While she introduces ways to minimise or bypass these factors, her aim is not to argue for any particular change to curricula, but rather to identify key factors and set out the challenges and possibilities facing any kind of effort to wrest secondary schooling from a narrow focus, towards one that is more representative of the range of concerns in contemporary life, work and society. She concludes with a suggested focus for redesigning curriculum, assessment and credentials.

SKU: SS289
Date Published: 
2019-12-04 00:00:00